The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has announced $7.7 million dollars in Department of Justice Grants intended to fight and prevent violent crime. The local grants are part of more than $458 million in funding nationally.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol received just over $1 million under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program. This provides financial and technical assistance to states to improve the completeness, automation, and transmittal of records to state and federal systems used by the NICS.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol received $1.367 million under the National Criminal History Improvement Program. This enhances the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information to state, territory and federal systems used by the NICS and ensures the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems.